NEW YORK (AP) — While many people spent Valentine's Day with the traditional flowers and chocolates, Brittney Johnson was making theater history.
The young Broadway veteran was gently lowered onto the Gershwin Theatre stage to become the first Black actor to assume the role of Glinda full-time in “Wicked,” shattering a racial barrier on the day of love.
PALM BEACH, Fla,. (AP) — Shackeem Frankson is the quintessential burly prison guard, but when he turned Monday to exchange wedding vows with his longtime girlfriend, Sarah Horton, he had to pause to wipe away the tear that trickled down his cheek.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden has turned Valentine's Day into a lesson for second graders.
The first lady and longtime teacher had Washington elementary school students design Valentine's Day hearts that are hanging in the East Wing of the White House.
ROME (AP) — A pair of terracotta lovers caught in a tender embrace for 2,500 years are getting some Valentine’s Day TLC from Italian cultural officials.
One of the most famous lovers’ statues in the art world, the reclining spouses fashioned out of terracotta are being offered high-tech protection from the threat of earthquakes and lesser tremors from passing traffic outside, officials said Monday as they unveiled the 18-month project.
ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — It seemed like the appropriate thing to ask on Valentine's Day: What does ski superstar Eileen Gu love the most?
In a short interview after her halfpipe practice Monday, the Stanford-bound 18-year-old, who is competing for her mom's home country of China, thought about the question and came up with this list.
BEIJING (AP) — Three years after Adrian Diaz popped the question to Madison Hubbell on a high cliff overlooking the romantic port city of Barcelona, the two Olympic ice dancers are looking forward to finally planning their dream wedding.
Easter has lilies. Thanksgiving has gourds. Christmas has poinsettias. And Valentine’s Day should have amaryllis.
For the uninitiated, amaryllises are big bulbs that can produce among the biggest and showiest flowers a gardener can grow indoors (maybe outdoors too).
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — No little ghosts or goblins this year at elementary schools in East Lansing.
The notecards poking from bouquets rushing out of a Chicago florist all carry similar messages: “looking forward to celebrating in person...
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Jill Biden has a valentine for the American people: giant pink, white and red hearts bearing calls for “unity,” “hope” and “love” installed early Friday on the North Lawn of the White House...
WAUCHULA, Fla. (AP) — A orangutan named Sandra, who was granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina and later found a new home in Florida, celebrated her 34th birthday on Valentine's Day with a special new primate friend...
BEIJING (AP) — In virus-stricken China, couples can celebrate Valentine's Day with a roast beef salad, hot chocolate, a rose and a note, all delivered to their door...
This Valentine's Day, there's certain to be the usual flood of candy and flowers. But at your local movie theater, there's something increasingly rare: A soulful and adult romantic drama in “The Photograph...
HUNTINGTON - Those looking to give a Valentine's Day gift straight from the heart - literally - got the opportunity to do so at a blood drive Thursday at the Campus Christian Center on the Marshall University campus.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Penguins made a love connection at a San Francisco aquarium.
In what has become an annual Valentine's Day tradition, biologists handed out red felt hearts Tuesday to African penguins at the California Academy of Sciences...
Valentine's Day 2019: 20 sweet places to celebrate in Cleveland
From movies to dinner to drinks and a spin around the rink, we’ve got your evening covered. - 2019-02-07T21:53:46Z
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Have you taken a shine to someone? Tell them how you feel with a handmade Valentine's Day card decorated with colorful foil.
Applying foil elevates even the simplest heart shape to something special, but getting it to stick is not so simple, depending on the skills and supplies involved.
SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state baker is apologizing for a politically charged Valentine's Day cookie that generated an uproar on social media...
Khloe Kardashian doesn't "need a man to enjoy Valentine's Day".
The 34-year-old reality TV star - who has nine-month-old daughter True with NBA player Tristan Thompson - downplayed the importance of being in a relationship on Valentine's Day during a cosmetics launch alongside her good friend Malika Haqq.
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Delaney Tarr says Valentine's Day was supposed to be a time to celebrate beauty and love but instead turned into a day of fear when a gunman attacked her Florida school...
BOSTON (AP) — The bankrupt 171-year-old candy maker known for its chalky Necco Wafers and those little inscribed hearts that are everywhere on Valentine's Day got a sweet message from a rival Wednesday: BE MINE...
KANKAKEE — Aljay Fulton was not surprised when his bride-to-be, Lakesha Jackson, needed to call her mother before they were married on Valentine's Day.
The 45-year-old Fulton proposed to Jackson last New Year's Eve.
Valentine's Day will be here on Feb. 14, and Briggs Lawrence County Public Library is offering programs to help celebrate this special day. The last Creation Station for preschool to elementary children will be on Feb.
When you hear about honeymoons or romantic getaways for Valentine's Day, so often the trip involves expensive hotels in upscale destinations...
It's no secret that we spend big on Valentine's Day. Flowers, jewelry, romantic weekends away. Candy is no exception, as it's expected that $1.7 Billion will be spent on candy for the sweetest holiday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Got a chocolate lover? Why not mark the season of romance with something special just for them.
With an ancient love connection — the Aztecs believed chocolate was an aphrodisiac — and built-in marketing opportunities that include Valentine's Day, the purveyors of chocolate offer their wares in a variety of price ranges, flavor combinations and just plain fun factor.
It's no surprise that when Mike Brier of Relative Lending asked his wife/Valentine Sharon Brier of Greenwood King her choice of gift, she selected "a party." But, as always with this pair, the delight is in the details.
A Willow Grove couple, who went on their first date 33 years ago, will get married on today's Rachael Ray Show.
Rick Hayward and Karen Lynch went out on a date as teenagers but nothing came of their romance.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Cocaine is probably the last thing most people think about when buying roses.
But every year, police and growers in Colombia must work around the clock to make sure that the romance of Valentine's Day isn't spoiled by the drug, the nation's other major export along with flowers.
Things you can do, for Valentine's Day, based on your partner's sign...
Aries (March 21 - April 19): Go to a concert or a sporting event
Men put the 'most effort' into Valentine's Day and spend more than double on gifts for their partners than women, new research claims.
The study found that men plan to spend an average of $217 to celebrate the annual event next Tuesday, while women are forecast to spend $99.
Need a last minute gift or idea Valentine's Day?
Plenty of local florists say they are ready to take last-minute orders. Whether you want an arrangement of a dozen roses or a basket, Divine Ideas Flower Shop and Vivian’s Flower Shop, both in Edinburg, say they still have plenty of choices to offer procrastinators.
MICHIGAN CITY — Valentine's Day doesn't often conjure images of circuits and wires.
But the staff at the La Porte County Public Library found a way to combine science learning with holiday fun and board games during a project at the Coolspring branch.
Valentine's Day is a great excuse to eat chocolate . . . I mean, if you get it as a gift, it'd be rude not to eat 30 or 40 pieces, right? But what happens if you DON'T get any?
According to a new survey, 43% of people say they'd strongly consider buying THEMSELVES chocolate for Valentine's Day this year.